May 17, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge


Right now my partner and I are obsessing over the following TV shows, in no particular order: Hannibal, Orphan Black, and Game of Thrones. We are also giddy with excitement for the upcoming finale season of True Blood premiering next month. Why am I telling you this? Because late night TV watching tends to spur my recipe development juices into action. Last weekend we were about to watch an episode of Hannibal when we both simultaneously were hit with the uncontrollable need for something sweet.This recipe was sent straight to me from the vegan sweets gods. I whipped it up in a matter of minutes and it was oh so good.  



Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge 

1 cup chocolate chips
2 tbsp flour (whatever you have on hand should work, I used Bob's Red Mill Brown Rice Flour)
heaping 1/2 cup peanut butter (or even more if you really like pb! I use creamy, salted, unsweetened.)
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract 
  1. Melt the chocolate chips with a double boiler, stirring constantly. I'm too cheap to actually buy a double boiler, so my poor person method is to boil a pot of water on the stove and hold a small sauce pan with the chocolate chips over the boiling water. This method works like a charm! (Of course you can also do it the quick and dirty way by just microwaving the chocolate chips in a bowl. I suggest setting your microwave to 50% and only putting them in for 10 second intervals, stirring in between until fully melted.)
  2. While the chocolate is melting, pour the rest of the ingredients into a bowl. Once the chocolate is fully melted, add to the bowl. With lightning speed, mix very well. This stuff hardens pretty fast, so you have to move quickly! 
  3. Once the fudge has become a heavenly blob of goodness, pour into a pan or square container and use your hands to press down to your preferred thickness. Cut into squares. These are best kept in a container at room temperature on your counter. I would not advise keeping them in the fridge, as they will become rock hard, I learned this the hard way! It's not a super big deal, you just have to wait a billion years for them to thaw and you are forced to stare longingly at your tasty morsel unable to eat it yet. 

What's your fave TV show right now? Comment below and let me know! Hehe, I just rhymed :)

Oh, and I shared this on Healthy Vegan Fridays!


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